How to get your child to sitdown for homework
July 11, 2012 10:40pm CST
I would appreciate any input! Anything creative - not necessarily be strict with your child kind of advice. SHe is 6yr old, super smart and super active kid but dislikes doing homework.
14 Jul 12
we are on the same track.. my son is already 8 yrs old and since he was 6 he's too lazy doing homeworks.. but then i got an idea how to manage him about it.. we both make conditions.. i really don't allow him play video games etc when it's shool days but when he had a homework i let him play but first i let him do his homework.. just as simple as that.. let your child ask conditions what she want something just to comply her homework.. maybe it's just a first step for you to reach your child's need.. and after a few days try another method.. just a suggestion.
13 Jul 12
Hi, seeing this discussion made me remember a book shared to me by my sister, it's all about different types of personalities (kids or adults) and how to deal with each type of personality. If I remembered correctly there are 4 personality types - visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and digital. According to the book a visual person will respond well when you teach with visual aids, an auditory person respond well to listening (lecture style), a kinesthetic will learn more if they can feel,touch or experience the thing being taught, the digital likes to think things through or working out things with their mind. Sorry can't give more information but if I ever get to see the book again, I'll PM you the book title and author. ^_^
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12 Jul 12
I also have a 6 year old daughter who did not want to sit and do homework. The way I got her to start was giving her a special chair. I told her that everyday she does her homework and does it neat and well she gets to decorate her chair. I had to tell her to do it neatly otherwise she would just scribble. I had her get involved with picking out items she would like to decorate her chair with, and selecting what chair she wanted. For each homework she did well she got to choose what she wanted to put on. Most days it was only an item or a leg painted or colored. She loves doing it, and it is a work of art.
13 Jul 12
I agree with other mylotters' advice on rewarding. Sharing the technique I have is telling my children that she/he is a best student. Being a best student, she/he does assignments/homework diligently. Mostly, children likes to be praised in public.
12 Jul 12
I still don't have a a kid in school but I think this can help you motivates her to do her homework. Try to promise her a reward after doing her homework. for example extended TV time, Playing outdoors or giving her a token like chocolate and other stuffs that she really like. I hope this could help.
12 Jul 12
Well every child is different. My pre-schooler is eager to do homework because of the stars stamped on them when their teacher checks them. But sometimes she gets tired easily doing them, especially if she has to color a large picture. That's when I use the reward style where i tell her that she'll get a reward if she finishes all her assignments. It works sometimes.